These tables show the top 10 subsidised drugs for the year July 2012 – June 2013.
* The defined daily dose (DDD)/thousand population/day is a more useful measure of drug utilisation than prescription counts. It shows how many people in every thousand Australians are taking the standard dose of a drug every day.
† Based on date of supply. Does not include private prescriptions or prescriptions under PBS co-payment.
‡ PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
§ The World Health Organization has not allocated a DDD for this drug
# This combination does not have a DDD allocated
Source: Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee (DUSC) Database, as at 11 September 2013. © Commonwealth of Australia. Data are based on date of supply with processing date up to the month of August 2013. Data exclude 'Under copayment' and 'Closing the gap' prescriptions processed by the Department of Human Services.